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Douglas County Historical Society

at Historic Fort Omaha
30th & Fort Streets


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5730 N. 30 St, #11B Omaha, NE 68111

Phone: 402-455-9990
Fax: 402-453-9448
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General Crook House
Monday - Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
1 to 4 p.m.

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November 11, 2014, Page From Our Past
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Library Archives Center

Douglas County Historical Society (DCHS) will feature Nebraska author Barbara Eymann Mohrman's book Four Blue Stars in the Window: One Family's Story of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and the Duty of a Generation at our November 11th Page from Our Past author event taking place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the DCHS Library Archives Center. The program focuses on history-based authors, both of fiction and non-fiction, and is held the fourth Tuesday of each month in the evening. A Page from Our Past is a casual and intimate roundtable discussion, where the audience has the opportunity to get up close and personal with the authors. Each program concludes with a book signing and time to meet one-on-one with the featured author.

Barbara is a lifelong educator who has taught Spanish and English as a Second Language. She attended Nebraska Wesleyan University where Nebraska Poet Laureate William Kloefkorn was her teacher. She received a master's degree in education from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. A doting grandmother and avid reader, she lives in her home state of Nebraska.

Four Blue Stars in the Window is the gritty story of hard-scrabble life in rural Oakdale, Nebraska (population 851) starting in the heyday of the 1920s along the banks of the meandering Elkhorn River. Chris Eymann, a newly arrived Swiss immigrant, and his wife, Hattie Mae, raised ten children on the Dust Bowl-ravaged plains during the 1930s in the depths of the Great Depression. Their greatest sacrifice came when they sent four young sons off to war in the South Pacific and Europe. The mother's flag with its four blue stars proudly displayed the family's precious contribution to the war effort. The story traces in detail and vintage photos their anguish, danger, and their everlasting hope.

This book is currently available in our bookstore located in the General Crook House Museum. Participants who have registered to take part in the program receive a 5% discount off of the retail price of the book! Get your copy today!

Cost to participate in these discussions is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is required and seating will be limited to 20 participants. To register, email members@douglascohistory.org or call 402-455-9990, ext. 101.

November 20 - 22, 2014
A Tale of Two Dickens
A Christmas Carol and Beyond

Call 402-455-9990 for more information
or to make your reservations

This presentation is a benefit for the Douglas County Historical Society

General Crook House Museum, 30th & Fort St.

Dining - Cocktails & hors d' oeuvres served
Price - $75.00

Event - The Signalman, November 20th, 2014 at 6:00pm
Event - Nicholas Nickleby, November 21st, 2014 at 6:00pm
Event - Dr. Marigold, November 22nd, 2014 at 6:00pm

General Crook House Museum
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Field Club of Omaha, 36th & Woolworth Ave.

Event - Doctor Marigold, November 21st, 2014
- Afternoon Tea from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
- Performance at 3:00pm
Price - $37 for Members; $40 for Non-Members

Field Club - 'Doctor Marigold'
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Event - A Christmas Carol, November 22nd, 2014 at 1:00pm
Price - $20 for Members; $25 for Non-Members

Field Club - 'A Christmas Carol'
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Exclusive U.S. Agent for Gerald Dickens is Byers' Choice Ltd. www.byerschoice.com
 

November 27 & 28
Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday